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Discussion in 'Exclusively Sansui' started by LBPete, Sep 22, 2018.

  1. bolero

    bolero Well-Known Member

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    RIP

    and Condolences
     
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  2. LBPete

    LBPete Rolling Along Subscriber

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    Guys, Jim died suddenly Friday of a heart attack. He had a large loving family and any of you that had contact with him know what a friendly, warm, generous guy he was. His loss must have hit his family hard.

    If you have gear being service by Jim, please allow some time for the family to grieve before contacting them about your gear. Give them at least a week or 10 days. If after an appropriate amount of time, you haven't heard from them, I will get involved.

    - Pete
     
  3. tonefoto

    tonefoto AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Jim was very generous with his knowledge and very kind, I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.
     
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  4. EastPoint

    EastPoint Factory Code No. 4200 Subscriber

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    Definitely one of AK’s best. RIP.
     
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  5. Ballylongford

    Ballylongford Bailey he's a great guy Subscriber

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    Sad news. I enjoyed his posts
     
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  6. Mark B

    Mark B Yamaha Fan Subscriber

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    Very sad news. RIP Jim.
     
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  7. AlTinkster92

    AlTinkster92 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Condolences to his family, sad to hear!
     
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  8. Robisme

    Robisme Sansui Enthusiast Subscriber

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    Very sad to hear this. Don't know what to say.

    RIP Jim.

    Rob
     
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  9. nosirrah

    nosirrah Moderator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    That is bad news indeed, he has long been a valued member here, and his contributions were many and of excellent quality.
    I hate hearing of the passage of fine guys like him.....RIP
     
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  10. tnsilver

    tnsilver AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very sad indeed. I offer my deepest condolences to Jim's family. Nothing I can say will make it easier on them. I'd like to thank Jim for the numerous and generous advice he provided here during the years, much of which was unique and invaluable. I'm sure he helped others as much as he provided assistance to me and I will be for ever grateful. Rest in peace Jim, you will be missed dearly.
     
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  11. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Smart Ass Sponsor Subscriber

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    RIP Jim, thank you for setting the foundation here and helping people fulfill there dreams.

    Pete send condolences to the family for us please.
     
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  12. lbcgav

    lbcgav AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very, very sad. Jim helped me with my Sansuis early in my excursion into the brand. What a generous and kind man. I know he was huge USC fan. A friend of mine still has an 8080DB he fixed for me.

    RIP Jim.
     
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  13. craggd

    craggd AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I also add my condolances and well wishes to his family. Jim helped me with a challenging restoration of my CA-3000 and worked on it diligently and pateintly until all was resolved. He was a great guy and indeed a huge USC Trogan fan and was good natured about my being a Stanford fan, except on game day! JIm you will be missed!
     
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  14. absolve2525

    absolve2525 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    Very sad news. My condolences as well.
     
  15. johnny_fever

    johnny_fever Walk tall & carry a big G Subscriber

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    WOW. That news hurts. Jim was an awesome guy. I remember being new here and having issues with some of my 9090's. Jim would be the first to offer his help. The last 9090db Issue I had Pete & Jim worked on to get my machine going. Who remembers some of the Jim's Frankinsui machines he worked on?
     
  16. kaplang

    kaplang Works for me ! Subscriber

    He was awesome! He would tackle almost anything you needed to be repaired and was an excellent troubleshooter. The last thing he repaired for me was an Akai reel to reel that I tried to fix myself and really mucked it up. He spent a lot of time getting it back to spec for me. I will think of him every time I play it.

    He helped a lot of us on this mortal coil to keep the music alive!
     

     

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  17. SPL db

    SPL db It's all about the music! Subscriber

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    Thanks for letting us know, Jim will be missed... :(
     
  18. bshorey

    bshorey Super Member

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    :(

    Thanks for passing this along. RIP Jim..

    bs
     
  19. LBPete

    LBPete Rolling Along Subscriber

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    Yup, here's his 8090DB.

    - Pete
     
  20. johnny_fever

    johnny_fever Walk tall & carry a big G Subscriber

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    Yes that's it Pete. I feel real bad. We lost a great guy here. He will be missed
     

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